Bernard Amsalem

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Bernard Amsalem
portrait photograph of Bernard Amsalem
Amsalem at the 2014 Paris Marathon
Born (1951-11-18) November 18, 1951 (age 68)
Saida, Algeria
OccupationAthlete and politician
Known forFrench Athletics Federation, French Olympic Committee

Bernard Amsalem (born 1951 in Saida, Algeria) is a French organizer of athletics. He was vice-president of the French Athletics Federation from 1997 to 2001, and is now the president since 2001.[1]

Amsalem was vice-president of the French Olympic Committee from 2001 to 2009, and was head of the French delegation to the 2012 Olympics.[2] He was founder and president of the Francophone Athletics Federation, and has been a member of the board of the International Association of Athletics Federations since 2011.[citation needed] He served as president of Meeting Areva in Saint-Denis, France in 2008.[citation needed]

He was promoted to the rank of Officer of the Legion of Honour on December 31, 2012.[3]

A member of the Socialist Party, he was mayor of the new town of Val-de-Reuil from 1981 to 2001.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Trois Français élus lors du Congrès de l'IAAF" (in French). 25 August 2011. Retrieved 2014-03-29.
  2. ^ "CNOSF: le bureau exécutif 2009-2013" (in French). Retrieved 2014-03-29.
  3. ^ "Décret du 31 décembre 2012 portant promotion et nomination" (in French). 2013-01-01. Retrieved 2014-03-29.